Big Booky Breakfast

Brand new World Book Day fundraising pack now available!

4th February 2019 | News

We are delighted to announce the nationwide launch of ‘The Big Booky Breakfast’. We have developed the Big Booky Breakfast in partnership with World Book Day to give schools a new way to share stories, celebrate books and fundraise on World Book Day, 7th March 2019.

In the past three years alone, schools across the UK have raised over £350,000 by fundraising for Book Aid International on World Book Day – enough to send over 175,000 books around the world to people who would otherwise have few books, or even no books at all.

It costs the charity just £2 to send a book, so no World Book Day fundraising event is too small.

Schools taking part in the The Big Booky Breakfast will receive a free fundraising pack which includes various book themed activities – like a Big Booky Book Swap, a Big Booky Bake Off, Big Booky Short Story or a Big Booky Dress Up. Packs also include stickers, a poster and additional resources to help schools make fundraising fun and easy.

The books schools help to send could reach children who have fled unrest in Cameroon, schools in sub-Saharan Africa where up to a dozen pupils share a single textbook or even stock the shelves of a mobile library drawn by donkey to the most rural schools in Zimbabwe.

Wherever they go, the books schools help to send bring joy. Emmanuel, a young reader in Kenya said:

“I have never seen such beautiful books – they are very funny. I borrowed a book to read at home and could not stop laughing until my mum wondered what was so funny. When I told her the story, she wished she was in primary school to enjoy the books too.”

Schools can request their free Big Booky Breakfast pack as well as DIY costume guides, videos and additional classroom resources here.

Alternatively, schools can contact Book Aid International directly by emailing or calling 020 7733 3577.


Hold a Big Booky Breakfast

Our free fudnraising pack will help your school share stories and love books while raising life-changing funds